Apparently February is â€˜put the boot into Microsoftâ€™ month. I must have missed the memo. Or perhaps it only got sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. In any case itâ€™s been good to see that some have taken the directive to heart. Oh hang on, cancel that â€“ there actually hasnâ€™t been much said by former softies at all. Instead itâ€™s just all the noise of journalists (and Microsoft!) reporting on what one or two (and perhaps three) former softies said.
If you havenâ€™t yet written your own second-hand post about the internal woes of working at Microsoft and how they are doomed to failure, youâ€™d better get started. Otherwise people will think youâ€™re behind the times in reporting what Dick Brass in the New York Times outlined as Microsoftâ€™s main â€˜problemâ€™: making billions of profit every year from the same products (itâ€™s sooo not cool).